Cold Snap

I just thought I’d try out something I’ve never done on here before: sharing an Instagram post. I’m curious to see what it looks like.

It’s also an opportunity to state for the record that we’re in a bit of a cold snap here in Maynooth. It’s snowed off and on most of today. Note however that the pictures are from 2018…

The Irish word for snow, incidentally, is sneachta.

Yesterday, before the snow arrived, I filled the bird feeders in my garden. This morning, when the snow was just starting, the peanut feeder was almost empty. It normally takes 4-5 days to become depleted. It’s as if the birds had been reading the forecast and decided to fatten up! Birds do seem to know when bad weather is on the way…

I ventured out before my lecture this morning to replenish the supply. I wonder if I’ll need to do it again tomorrow?

2 Responses to “Cold Snap”

  1. The ad blocker I use blocks it… In general embedding content like this is a bad idea since it passes on information about visitors to your site to Instagram.

  2. You may need to refill the feeders more than once per day. During the very cold spell here a couple of week ago, when the ground was frozen, I was filling them about 3 times per day. Also replaced the (frozen) fresh water regularly.

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